New Zealand Ski Resorts Comparison

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The table below provides you with a comparison of all the ski resorts in New Zealand. Using the information provided you can compare New Zealand ski resorts based on key attributes such as ski resort Terrain, Number of Lifts, Prices and facilities provided. You can click on a New Zealand ski resort in the table to find out more about the ski resort.

Ski Resort Terrain Number of Lifts Prices Facilities


North Island – Manganui Ski Area, Taranaki
Beginner 5%
Intermediate 30%
Advanced 65%
Highest Point: 1680 m
Vertical Point: 420 m
Skiable Area: 250 ha

 

1 Beginners tow lift, 1 Intermediate T-bar and 1 Top tow.
 
Day Pass
Adult $40, Student $30, Child $25, Under
5yrs/Senior Free, Family
$110

Half Day
Adult $30, Student $25, Child $20, Under
5yrs/Senior Free, Family
$75

Seasonal Pass (after 28th May)
Adult $100, Student $90, Child $70, Couple
$150 Family
$160

two natural half pipes
slope grooming
Night skiing only on the T-bar for lodge guests
public day lodge include ticket office, toilets and cafeteria.
ski and snowboard lessons available on request
equipment hire
2 on field accommodation

 



North Island –
Turoa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%

Highest Point: 2322 m
Vertical Point: 722 m
Skiable Area: 500 ha

1 6-seater, 2 quads, 2 triples, 1 T-bar, 3 platters and 1 carpet
lift.
Day Pass
Adult $83, Child (5-18yrs) $48

Half Day
Adult $52, Child (5-18yrs) $30

Multi Day (2 day)
Adult $163, Child (5-18yrs) $94


Multi Day
(3 day)
Adult $243, Child (5-18yrs) $140

snow-filled bowls
steep chutes
snowmaking
customer service
medical centre
new 400 seat Alpine Café
expanded Retail complex
groomers
tobogganing
shuttle Services
hire equipment
lessons
 


North Island –
Whakapapa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu

 

Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%|

Highest Point: 2300 m
Vertical Point: 675 m
Skiable Area: 550 ha
 

14 lifts – 1 fixed grip quad chair, 1 detachable quad chair, 5
double chairs, 4 T-bars, 1 rope tow and 2 platters.
Day Pass
Adult $83, Child (5-18yrs) $48

Half Day
Adult $52, Child (5-18yrs) $30

Multi Day (2 day)
Adult $163, Child (5-18yrs) $94


Multi Day
(3 day)
Adult $243, Child (5-18yrs) $140

 

off-piste areas 
tobogganing
tubing area.
experienced trainers
Happy Valley for beginners
ski rental
cafeteria
shuttle services
snowmaking
night skiing
ticketing
ski patrol
public shelter
on field accommodation
snow centre for kids


North Island –
Tukino Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu
Beginner 35%
Intermediate 30%
Advanced 35%

Highest Point: 1850 m
Vertical Point: 250 m
Skiable Area: 19 ha

2 nutcracker rope tows Day Pass
Adult $45, Student $35, Child (5-10yrs)
$25
, Under 5yrs Free
 
Season Pass
Adult $180, Student $120, Child (5-10yrs)
$60
beginner and intermediate slopes
ski and snowboard lessons
on field accommodation
shuttle service available for overnight guests
night skiing
toilet facilities

 



South Island –
Rainbow Ski Area, St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 55%
Advanced 20%

Highest Point: 1760 m
Vertical Point: 220 m
Skiable Area: 300 ha
 

1 T-bar, 1 platter, 2 fixed grips and 1 learners rope tow Day Pass
Adult $62, Student $45, Child (7-17yrs)
$30
, seniors $30, Under 7yrs Free

Season Pass
(Anytime)
Adult $620, Student $450, Child (7-17yrs)
$300, seniors $300, Under 7yrs $15
 
heli-skiing
café serving food and beverages
ski and snowboarding hire
ski Repair Service
gift shop
first aid
ski & board school
snow-making
groomers
 


South Island –
Hanmer Springs Ski Area, North Canterbury
Beginner 10%
Intermediate 60%
Advanced 30%

Highest Point: 1769 m
Vertical Point: 334 m
Skiable Area: 52 ha
 

1 poma, 1 rope tow, 1 learners rope tow. Day Pass
Adult $55, Student $45, Child $25, family
$120, under 10yrs Free
 
night skiing
On field accommodation
café
hire equipment
shuttle service
learners’ area
groomed trails
off-piste challenges
natural and groomed pipe riding
ski and snowboard lessons
toboggan


South Island –
Mount Lyford Ski Area, North Canterbury
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%

Highest Point: 1750 m
Vertical Point: 450 m
Skiable Area: 180 ha
 

1 T-bar, 1 poma, 2 platters, 1 fixed grip learners’ tow and 1
rope tow
Day Pass
Adult $60, Student $50, Child (13-17yrs)
$30
/ (5-12yrs) $15, Under 5yrs/Senior Free

Half Day
Adult $50, Student $45,
Child (13-17yrs) $25 / (5-12yrs) $10,
Under 5yrs/Senior Free

Seasonal Pass (from April 16th until two
weeks into the season from opening day)
Adult $439, Student $379, Child (13-17yrs)
$239
/ (5-12yrs) $139 

group and private lessons
café
tubing area
snow caving
ski biking
skidoo rides
shuttle service
equipment hire
on field accommodation
Terrain Park
half pipe
Hits and Jumps
rails
groomed slopes.


South Island –
Craigieburn Ski Area, Canterbury
Beginner 0%
Intermediate 55%
Advanced 45%

Highest Point: 1811 m
Vertical Point: 500 m
Skiable Area: 400 ha

3 rope tows Day Pass
Adult $65 Student $45, Child $35, family
$120
, under 13yrs/senior Free
Half Day
No half day rates
steep narrow chutes
wide open powder bowls
two on field accommodation
occasional night skiing
one full time instructor to provide lessons


South Island –
HeliPark Ski Area, Canterbury
Beginner 0%
Intermediate 45%
Advanced 45%

Highest Point: 2249 m
Vertical Point: 900 m
Skiable Area: 350 ha

no lifts, only 1 helicopter HeliPark access pass for $225 (Includes getting you onto the
mountain and your first run and lunch. Every run after that is
$85)
heli-skiing
on field accommodation
steep faces
chutes
rocks to drop off
cornices
wide open powder bowls
gullies


South Island –
Mt Cheeseman Ski Area, Canterbury
Beginner 15%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 35%

Highest Point: 1840 m
Vertical Point: 293 m
Skiable Area: 447 ha
 

2 T Bars and 1 learners rope tow Day Pass
Adult $70, Student $53, Child (under18yrs +
65-74)
$35, Under 10yrs/Senior Free, Family of
5 $220

Seasonal Pass (with membership)
Adult $325, Student $260, Child (under18yrs +
65-74)
$195, Under 10yrs/Senior Free, Family
of 5 $760

small terrain park with a quarter pipe and hits
slope grooming
natural half pipe
unpatrolled Tarn Basin
ski and board hire
ski and snowboard group and private lessons
on field accommodation
food & drink
night skiing


South Island –
Mt Hutt Ski Area, Canterbury
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%

Highest Point: 2075 m
Vertical Point: 672 m
Skiable Area: 365 ha

1 six-seater chairlift, 1 quad chairlift, 1 triple chairlift and 1 snow carpet. Day Pass
Adult $87, Student $65, Child (7-17yrs )/
Senior (65-74yrs) $48, Family (1 adult, 1
child)
$115

Season Pass (13 March – 5 June)
Adult $879, Student $729, Child/Senior $629

snowmaking
ski and snowboard lessons
equipment hire
locker and storage
crèche
small retail outlet
toilet & changing rooms
cafeteria
half pipe
natural terrain park for snowboaders.
kids centre
shuttle service


South Island –
Mount Olympus Ski Area, Canterbury
Beginner 10%
Intermediate 55%
Advanced 35%

Highest Point: 1850 m
Vertical Point: 450 m
Skiable Area: 60 ha

4 rope tows
 
Day Pass
Adult $60, Student $40, Child $30, Under 10
Free, Family $150

Season Pass
Adult $540, Child (under 18) $360, Under 10
Free

 

chutes, natural hits, open faces & more
powder snow
huge natural terrain park
nutcrackers
night skiing under lights
ski patrol
ski and snowboard lessons
on field accommodation
canteen – meals provided at Top Hut Lodge
heli-skiing – by arrangement


South Island –
Porters Ski Area, Canterbury
Beginner 15%
Intermediate 35%
Advanced 50%

Highest Point: 1980 m
Vertical Point: 620 m
Skiable Area: 250 ha

3 T-bars, 1 platter, 1 learners ski mat Day Pass
Adults $75, Student $55, Child/Senior $40,
Under 7 Free
 

Season Pass
Adults $449, Student $249, Child $199,
Under 7 $30

brand new terrain park
2 groomers
snowmaking
heli-skiing:
ski and board hire
ski and board lessons
on field accommodation
café


South Island –
Temple Basin Ski Area, Canterbury
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%

Highest Point: 1750m
Vertical Point: 427 m
Skiable Area: 320 ha
 

3 nutcracker rope tows and 1 beginner fixed grip tow Day Pass
Adult $60, Students $40, Under 18 $35,
Under 13 $20

Season Passes (early rates available before 01
June)

Early adult $300
Late adult $400
Early under 18 & student $250

on-field accommodation
night skiing
ski and board Hire
ski and snowboard lessons
basins
chutes
natural half pipes
bar
canteen


South Island –
Mt Dobson
Mackenzie Ski Area
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 30%

Highest Point: 2110 m
Vertical Point: 420 m
Skiable Area: 350 ha
 

1 chairlift, 1 t-bar, 1 platter, 1 learner rope tow Day Pass
Adult $65, Student $50, Child $38, Under 12
$25, Under 5 Free

Season Pass
Adult $460, Student $370, Child $320, Under 12
$240

plenty jumps and rails
triple chair with little queues
natural half-pipe
2 Groomers
snow making
ski and board Hire
lessons
canteen
toilets and shelter


South Island –
Ohau
Mackenzie Ski Area
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 30%

Highest Point: 1825 m
Vertical Point: 400 m
Skiable Area: 125 ha
 

1 double chairlift, 1 platter, 1 snow mat Day Pass
Adult $68, Student $48, Child $26, Over 65 receive
50% discount,
Under 5 Free

Half Day
Adult $3, Student $30, Child $17, Under 5
Free
awesome off-piste
2 groomers
shuttle services
equipment hire
ski and board lessons
on field accommodation


South Island –
Roundhill
Mackenzie Ski Area
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 60%
Advanced 10%

Highest Point: 1600 m
Vertical Point: 252 m
Skiable Area: 60 ha

 

1 T-bar and 1 beginners platter lift and kids lift Day Pass
Adult $65, Student $45, Child (under 12) $32, under 5
Free,
Senior half price

Season Pass
Adult $500, Student $400, Child (under 12)
$300, Family 15% of
retail

 

Ski and board lessons
terrain park
boxes for snowboarders to enjoy
rails
jumps for skiers and boarders
2 groomers
snow making
ski and board hire
licensed café
tobogganing


South Island –
Coronet Peak
Queenstown Ski Area
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 45%
Advanced 35%

Highest Point: 1628 m
Vertical Point: 462 m
Skiable Area: 280 ha
 

6 seater express chairlift, 1 express quad chair, 1 double chair, 1 T-bar, 1
beginner handle tow, 2 carpets
Day Pass
Adult $93, Student $70, Child (7-17yrs )/ Senior
(65-74yrs) $51

Multi-day pass (3 days)
Adult $255, Student $192, Child/Senior $141
 
snowboard half pipes
terrain park
hidden gullies
snow-making
equipment hire
ski and board lessons
shuttle service
grooming
night skiing
several cafes
a huge heated deck
retail
repair areas
licensed crèche.


South Island –
The Remarkables
Queenstown Ski Area
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 35%
Advanced 45%

Highest Point: 1943 m
Vertical Point: 357 m
Skiable Area: 220 ha
 

3 quad chairs, 1 platter, 1 carpet, 1 snow tube rope tow. Day Pass
Adult $87, Student $65, Child (7-17yrs )/ Senior
(65-74yrs) $48
Multi-day pass (3 days)
Adult $255, Student $192, Child/Senior $141
 
superpipe
terrain park
snowmaking
beginners’ areas
tube park
equipment hire
ski and board lessons
shuttle service – frequent services from Queenstown and the base
of the mountain road.
cafeteria
retail shop
 


South Island –
Cardrona
Wanaka Ski Area
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 55%
Advanced 20%
Highest Point: 1894 m
Vertical Point: 390 m
Skiable Area: 320 ha
 
1 detachable quad chairlift, 2 quad express chairlifts, 3 carpets, 1 platter
lift
Day Pass
Adult $85, Student $69, Child (6-17yrs)
$42
, Seniors $45, under 6 Free
Season Passes
Adult $1299, Student $1180, Child (6-17yrs)
$290, Seniors $395, 75+/under 6 $5
 
wide open groomed trails
terrain parks
half-pipes
chutes
4 groomers
snow making
ski and board lessons
equipment hire
2 restaurants
ticketing
lockers
washrooms
medical centre
childcare facilities


South Island –
Snow Park NZ
Wanaka Ski Area
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%

Highest Point: 1550 m
Vertical Point: 110 m
Skiable Area: 50 ha
 

1 fixed-grip quad chairlift Day Pass
Adult $75, Student $57, Child (under 18)
$40

Season Passes
Adult $1199, Student $949, Child (under 18)
$799
 
Rollers
hits and jumps
box run with intermediate and beginner rails
8 plastic topped boxes
quarter-pipe
Super and beginner pipes, boxes and rails for boarders
groomers
snow making
ski and snowboard lessons
on field accommodation
shuttle service
night skiing
café
souvenir shop
restaurant and bar


South Island –
Treblecone
Wanaka Ski Area
Beginner 10%
Intermediate 45%
Advanced 45%

Highest Point: 1960 m
Vertical Point: 700 m
Skiable Area: 550 ha
 

1 6-seater express chair, 1 quad chair, 1 platter, 1 magic carpet Day Pass
Adult $99, Student $69, Child $50, Family
$255

Season Passes
Adult $1750, Student $600, Child $500,
Senior $500
 
uncrowded slopes
superb alpine cuisine
snow making
equipment hire
ski and board lessons
beginners area
slope grooming


South Island –
Snow Farm
Wanaka Ski Area
Beginner 50%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 10%
Highest Point: 1650 metres
Vertical Point: 200 metres
Skiable Area: 55 hectares
No Lifts Day Pass
Adult $35, Student $30, Child $20
 
2 groomers
snowmaking
Equipment hire
lessons
on field accommodation
café
restaurant and bar
boutique

Author: nzbackpacker

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